The first time this happened was years ago. The systems were linked to a previous records management system that was outdated and never worked properly.
This go-round, the police departments involved,
The plan will be conducted in phases, starting with Phase 1 during the 2013-14 fiscal year. This phase consists of purchasing and installing the necessary mobile data software, mobile digital computers, mounting equipment,
During Phase 1
Phase 2 will take place in 2014-15 and will consist of two more computers for
It is estimated the total cost for the three-phase project is
"The intent here is to utilize ruggedized 'toughbooks' rather than laptop computers," he said. "This equipment is specifically designed to use inside patrol cars."
He explained the systems will be designed to withstand airbag deployment, and's that because the units utilize "air cards" they can be easily removed and used at the police station, at crime scenes or special events.
The police chief said the system will allow great police efficiency as it provides immediate access to necessary information to officers in the field, such as warrant checks, drivers license checks, vehicle information, and more.
"In the end, this all translates to increased community safety," Nanfito stated.
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